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BOOK: An intimate look at Mike Tyson
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Taming the Beast: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson By Rory Holloway and Eric Wilson Rough House Books Whether you know him as the man who bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear, as the undisputed world heavyweight champion, or even as the guy with the tiger in The Hangover, odds are that you have heard of notorious boxing legend Mike Tyson. But you
Best films of 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
As 2104 draws to a close, it’s a perfect time to reflect on noteworthy films, strong performances and the strides that black artists made this year. It’s also a good time to spotlight the top-quality movies that will vie for Oscars and be released in theaters and on DVD/VOD in weeks to come. • Belle (***1/2). A mind-boggling story based on
No limits
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
You know, it has been several years since I started writing this column, and it has evolved into being a great source of humility and spiritual guidance for me. The blessing of this kind of service opportunity in the name of my Lord and savior Jesus Christ is certainly understood and appreciated by me and I hope, also, by you. One of the keys for my
RLC turns to race issue for March summit
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
NASHVILLE – The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity will host a summit on race relations in the wake of grand jury decisions regarding police killings of black men that have provoked widespread protests and a nationwide discussion. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will hold a leadership summit with the theme "The Gospel and
Expect tight women's races
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nonconference records suggest tough campaign

Latrell Scott named new Norfolk State football coach
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk State University Interim President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. and Director of Athletics Marty L. Miller announced the hiring of Latrell Scott as the Spartans’ new head football coach on Tuesday morning. Scott becomes the 17th head coach in NSU football history. He replaces Pete Adrian, who retired in November following 10
Hazards of holiday: Too much turkey - and family
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
RALEIGH – While the holidays are a happy time for many, the stress associated with family obligations and dynamics can be the “lump of coal" in the Christmas stockings of some. According to the American Psychological Association, fatigue and stress are the top sources of negative feelings during this time of year. Lisa Ferentz, a clinical
Thousands receive gifts this holiday season through program
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
DURHAM – The Volunteer Center of Durham, in partnership with the Durham County Department of Social Services, has taken “secret Santa” to a whole new level. Their Share Your Christmas program helps local families enjoy a time of the year when they need it most. This holiday season marks 39 years the Volunteer Center has been working with
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MEAC tickets set to go on sale

WOMEN N.C. Central Eagles, are you ready for the 2015 MEAC Tournament? All right, maybe not

Southernís Jamaal Martin earns highest GPA

When Southern University defensive back Jamaal Ali Martin decided to be the best he could be

Whirlwind of coaching moves

Kermit Blount never had a chance. Six years ago, Blount got the shock of his life when then